Saturday, December 20, 2014

DIY Holiday Gifts in a Jar

Hey loves!!!

I uploaded a DIY Holiday Gifts in a Jar video and wanted to share the full details and instructions with you here. This is a great gift idea that is super simple and inexpensive to do. Plus, when you buy the needed ingredients you can usually end up making two jars from, for example, one bag of mini chocolate chips, etc.

Anyway, I will plug in the video here so you can watch how it's done and how I decorated my jars. I'll also add photos and full instructions below. I'm wishing you all a sugar wonderful holiday season and a happy and very healthy New Year!!!

Love you guys!

Rudolph's Red Velvet Waffle Mix

To prepare your jar:

Add 1 package of (Betty Crocker) red velvet cake mix into your 32 oz mason jar and pack it down. On top layer 1/2 cup of red sprinkles, followed by 1/2 cup of white chocolate chip morsels and finally 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. Seal tightly.

Instructions to attach to the jar:

Heat waffle maker. Separate 3 eggs. Empty contents of jar into bowl; stir. Add 1 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup oil, and egg yolks; stir with spoon until blended. In separate bowl with mixer beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into batter. Spread 3/4-1 cup batter over waffle iron. Close lid and bake until done, 2-3 minutes. Makes 6-7 waffles.

Mrs. Claus's Cookie Mix

To prepare your jar:

Combine 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 tsp baking soda, and 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl and mix with a spoon. Add this mixture to a 32 oz mason jar as the bottom layer. On top, layer 2/3 cup light brown sugar, followed by 1/2 cup m&m's (I like the special red and green holiday ones), then 1/2 cup chopped pecans and finally 1/2 cup coconut flakes. Seal tightly.

Instructions to attach to the jar:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On medium, beat 3/4 cup room temp. butter until fluffy, 1 min. Beat in 2 eggs, 1 tbs vanilla extract. On low, beat in jar contents until blended. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake 12-15 min. Enjoy!

Best Ever Hot Cocoa Mix

To prepare your jar:

Combine 1 cup + 1 tbsp instant nonfat dry milk powder and 1/4 tsp cornstarch. Pour it into the bottom of a 24 oz or 32 oz mason jar. On top, layer 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, followed by 1/3 cup granulated sugar into the jar. On top off that add 1/3 cup coarse red decorating sugar, and finally a layer of 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Seal tightly.

Instructions to attach to the jar:

In large pot over medium-high heat, stir together cocoa mix, 6 cups milk and 1 1/2 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer, stirring occasionally, until smooth, creamy and slightly thickened, 1-2 minutes. If desired, garnish with whipped cream and red sugar crystals.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beanie Season OOTD

Hey Babies!!

In true fashion of casual Fridays I wanted to share one of my favorite casual looks with you today. Pants look familiar? Yes, they were also featured in my Monday post and honestly have to be one of my favorite pants that I own right now! They're such a statement piece but you can style them in so many different ways - plus black and leather, I don't have to say any more.

Todays post is extra special because, in tribute to my beanie, all of these photos are completely un-retouched and have absolutely #nofilter - this is me, as the camera sees me. We don't walk around with a permanent filter in real life .. unfortunately lol .. so, for today at least, I'm sharing my natural self with all of you. I've learned over the years to love and accept myself just as I am and that's one lesson that I wish upon everyone. It can be a hard one to learn but it's also the most valuable.

For so many reasons this shoot is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do.

Before I go... can I just say Hoorayyyy for Beanie Season!!! I've missed you <3

Outfit Deets:
Shirt: Zara, Men's Section  [here]
Pants: H&M  [similar]
Beanie: H&M, Men's Section  [similar style]
Sneakers: Nike Flyknits  [here]

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Casually Chic Holiday Attire

Hey my loves!!

Happy Hump Day! Today I'm keeping it simple chic on the blog. As you know I can switch from super girly to a tom boy in 2 seconds flat. Having such opposite aspects of my personal style can be fun but it's even more fun to find ways to mix the two together. In this look I piece a loose embellished light weight sweatshirt with a pair of heavily destroyed jeans. I added some super chic heels in a pop of blue to balance the look out. This is a great casual look for the holiday season as well.

Outfit Deets:
Top: H&M
Jeans: small boutique in Brooklyn
Shoes: ShoeDazzle (Style Name - Jaryn) [here]

Monday, November 17, 2014

Street Chic OOTD

Hey Babies!!

Happy Monday! Let's start off the week with some of my favorite things - namely black, faux leather and my Nike IDs. I hope you enjoy this look.

Outfit Deets:

Bodysuit: American Apparel  [here]
Pants: H&M  [similar]
Sweater: Zara [last season]
Sneakers: Nike IDs (customized)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Como Perder 10 Libras en Solo 3 Dias

Hola Amores!,

I posted up a new video sharing a diet that I recently tried out. You are guaranteed to lose 10 lbs in 3 days if you follow it exactly. To see the post in English go to:

Tengo un nuevo video sobre una dieta que te guarantia perder 10 libras en solo 3 dias si se sigue exactamente. Aqui les dejo el video en Español para que vean mas información y mi experiencia. Tambien les voy a escribir la dieta exacta como lo dice en el papel que yo utilize.

Ojala que les ayude!

Tiene que seguirlo exactament
Perder 10 libras en 3 dias

Durante el dia solo se puede tomar agua!

Primer Dia:

Cafe Negro (sin leche ni azucar) o Te, 1/2 pomelo, 1 revanada de pan americano (slice of toast) con 2 cucharada (cuchara sopera) de manteca de mani

1/2 taza de atun, 1 revanada de pan americano (slice of toast), Cafe Negro (sin leche ni azucar) o Te

2 pedazos de cualquier tipo de carne que quieras (3 onzas en total), 1 taza de string beans (chauchas), 1 taza de remolacha, 1 manzana pequeña, 1 taza de helado de vainilla 

Segundo Dia:

1 huevo (a la manera que quieras), 1 revanada de pan americano (slice of toast), 1/2 banana, Cafe Negro (sin leche ni azucar) o Te

1 taza requeson (cottage cheese), 5 crackers saladas (saltine crackers)

2 perros calientes (hotdogs - sin el pan), 1 taza broccoli, 1/2 taza zanahoria, 1/2 banana, 1/2 taza de helado de vainilla

Tercer Dia:

crackers saladas (saltine crackers), 1 pedazo (slice) de queso cheddar (cheddar cheese), 1 manzana pequeña, Cafe Negro (sin leche ni azucar) o Te

1 huevo duro, 1 revanada de pan americano (slice of toast)

1 taza de atun, 1 taza de remolacha, 1 taza cauliflor, 1/2 melon amarillo (cantaloupe), 1/2 taza de helado de vainilla

Lo siguente es exactamente lo que dize en el papel:
"Dieta funziona con los quimicos del cuerpo y esta comprovado. No se puede variar o substituir las comidas. Sal y Pimienta de puede agregar pero nada mas. Esta dieta es para usar 3 dias a la vez.

En 3 dias se pierde 10 libras, despues de 3 dias se puede comer tus comidas normales, pero sin comer de mas. Despues de los dias de comida normal (4), se puede empezar los 3 dias de dieta otra vez. Se puede perder hasta 40 libras en un mes si se sigue cada semana.

Es una dieta segura! Acuerdate de no comer (snack) entre las comidas." 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Autumn Plaids

Hey babes!

Saying that I'm obsessed with plaid would be a ludicrous understatement. There's something about the leaves falling and a good plaid shirt that just makes me feel warm and cozy inside. We had a few warmer fall days in NYC last week so I seized the opportunity to wear a pair of shorts for what would probably be the last time this year. I opted for faux leather black shorts with a pair of stockings just for some added wind protection - after all it's not exactly summer anymore. This outfit is easy breezy and cozy, I hope you like it.

Outfit Deets:
Oversized Plaid - PinkClubWear [here]
Basic Tank - H&M [here]
Faux Leather Shorts - Express [similar] [similar]
Boots - Steve Madden [here]

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall Fashion From Day To Night

Hey Beauties!

Today I have a new styling video for you dolls showing you how I take one sweater dress from daytime to night time. I ADORE sweater dresses for the Fall time. I find them to be the perfect way to stay warm but still be sexy and elegant. This one is a few years old and I got it from the Victoria Secret catalogue (can someone explain to me why you can only order VS clothing from the catalogue and not the actual store!?? grrr). However, you guys can use these styling ideas with any sweater dress you may have at home.

For both looks I used my Olia Box accessories. Olia Box is a jewelry subscription site that I've featured in my videos in the past. They offer different subscriptions including the $25/month box (shown in my daytime look) and a $35/month box (shown in the night time look). Every box comes with 3-5 pieces and all of the items I've gotten from them so far have ben gorgeous - my absolute favorite being the items in the $35 September box that I wore in my birthday photos on instagram - GORGEOUS.

I have a special coupon code for you guys if you would like to order a subscription to Olia Box. You can also order only 1 box - no subscription required - which is a great gift idea for the holiday season. Use the code OLIA0056 for some $$ off.

Outfit Deets:
Dress - VS (old)
Accessories -
Leggings - Fabletics
DayTime Boots - ShoeDazzle
NightTime Heels - ShoeDazzle

Monday, November 10, 2014

Kim Kardashian Inspired: Get the Look for Less

Hey babies!!!!

First of all ... dun dun dun dunnnnnn, I hope you guys like my new blog layout. I think it looks much cleaner and more visually appealing. I would love to hear your thoughts! I will continue to clean up and spruce it up more over the next few weeks.

I also set aside time this weekend to shoot a wholllee bunchhh of ootd's for you guys so expect 3 fashion blog posts a week through November. Today's post also has a YouTube video to accompany it. Let me know if you guys enjoy these "get the look for less" style posts and I will do more.

Here is the photo of Kim Kardashian that inspired the outfit:

And here is my recreation:
(all outfit details are in the video xoxo)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fall Fashion Cinematic Look Book

Hey loves!!!!

If you guys watched my Summer to Fall Fashion hauls a month or two ago then you may have seen a few of these items already, but still I've been so excited to actually style the pieces and show you how they look on!! I am in love with every outfit in this look book. They are all so different but personify bits and pieces of me. I love the fact that style and fashion allows us to transform ourselves from one outfit to the next. We can show multiple parts of who we are - since we are all so very diverse. It's fun and exciting!!

Any who, I'll leave the haul videos at the end of this post if you want to check those out. Also, I'm finally presenting to you my Fall Fashion Cinematic Look Book and lots and lots of photos of the outfits. Full outfit details will also be below.

As always, let me know your thoughts and what you are loving for the Fall!! Also, please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you haven't already - I'm so close to 100,000 subscribers (eeekkk) help me reach my goal before Thanksgiving!

Love you guys!!

Rocio Laura

Outfit Details:
Beanie: H&M
Cardigan: H&M
Tank Top: H&M
Faux Leather Pants: Zara
Boots: Steve Madden

Outfit Details:
Dress: Hot Miami Styles
Shoes: H&M

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Zara
Heels: Forever 21

Outfit Details:

Crop Top: Express
Skirt: Express
Blazer: H&M
Shoes: JustFab

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